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The Principles of Social Order : Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller - Kenneth I. Winston

The Principles of Social Order

Selected Essays of Lon L. Fuller

By: Kenneth I. Winston (Editor, Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2002
ISBN: 9781841132341
Number Of Pages: 364

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Lon Fuller coined the term "eunomics" for "the study of good order and workable social arrangements." The essays in this volume - representing most of the work of his mature years - are his "exercises in eunomics." They are studies of the principal forms of legal order, including contract, adjudication, mediation, legislation, and administration. In addition, the volume includes several essays on legal education and the ethics of lawyering. Fuller thought of lawyers as "architects of social structure," that is, creators and managers of the various forms of legal order. These responsibilities require close attention to problems of institutional design, in which the concern is with ends as well as means. Accordingly, Fuller believed that legal education should shift from the analysis of appellate court cases to a problem-solving orientation, attending to the conditions for "orderly, fair, and decent" governance. In a lecture on freedom published for the first time in this edition, Fuller develops the idea that the forms of legal order are the diverse vehicles by which freedom is effectively exercised in society.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction to the Revised Editionp. 1
Introduction [to the First Edition]p. 25
Eunomics: The Theory of Good Order and Workable Social Arrangements
Means and Endsp. 61
The Principles and Forms of Social Order
Two Principles of Human Associationp. 81
The Forms and Limits of Adjudicationp. 101
Mediation--Its Forms and Functionsp. 141
The Implicit Laws of Lawmakingp. 175
The Role of Contract in the Ordering Processes of Society Generallyp. 187
Irrigation and Tyrannyp. 207
Human Interaction and the Lawp. 231
Legal Philosophy, Legal Education, and the Practice of Law
The Needs of American Legal Philosophyp. 269
The Lawyer as an Architect of Social Structuresp. 285
On Legal Educationp. 293
Philosophy for the Practicing Lawyerp. 305
The Case Against Freedomp. 315
Letter from Lon L Fuller to Thomas Reed Powellp. 331
Bibliography of the Published Writings of Lon L. Fullerp. 343
Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9781841132341
ISBN-10: 1841132349
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st February 2002
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1